Sunday, July 26, 2020

She Wants Me to Stick Around (Cajun Joke) and Sunday Selections


Just because Sandee of Comedy Plus is no longer hosting a Silly Sunday blog hop, do not expect me to quit telling Cajun jokes, especially as it has now become a habit.

Grandma has decided she likes the lemon water at the store better than the lime, so she wants us to pick up a few bottles every time we go.  Please note that she has about a month’s supply of them already.

Yesterday, we bought the last four bottles in the store.  When Grandpa told her that, she said, “Yes, someone keeps going in and buying all of them, the shelves are always empty!”

No, i did not say anything, i knew better, and so did Grandpa.

Boudreaux an’ Clothile done had dem de argue, and Tee be worry.  Like ever’ chile dese days, he worry hims parents goin’ get a divorce.

So he ax, “You not goin’ be gettin’ a divorce, is you, Père?”

An’ Boudreaux say, “Non, you don’ gots to worry ‘bout dat.  You Mère be a bit mad wit’ me, but she still love me an’ want me to stick aroun’ fo’ de long time.”

An’ Tee ax, “How you know dat, Père?”

An’ Boudreaux say, “Mais, she done bought me de big shampoo at de Bulk Store!”


Sunday Selections was started as a way for bloggers to use photos that might otherwise just languish in their files.  The rules have been relaxed, and it is now simply a showcase for your photos, new or old, good or bad, although nothing rude, please.  It is now hosted by Elephant's Child.     

A bit of a mixed bag today.  First, Ms. G grows very pretty caladiums:

Mr. BA has a good touch with orchids, and other plants:

Yesterday, i went for a walk to get photos.  We still have signs of the damage from the storm a few weeks ago.

Some of the trees dropped limbs, but not quite all of the way:

The neighbors lost one tree:

The other they trimmed to make sure they don’t get house damage next time:

Right now the school board has more important tasks on its list than restoring the skirting around these buildings:

The old swing under the trees is leaning worse than ever, but still holding up:

Here’s a great idea to keep you from backing into the hedge:

The gentleman who used to live here was a WWII vet.  He would sit outside and the neighborhood children would visit.  He loved to sit here and tell stories:

A tyke parked the trike for another day:


Today is:

All or Nothing Day -- no history on this one, but it's supposed to be the day you decide to live as if it's going to be your last!

Aunt and Uncle Day -- originally proposed on this day in 2005 by Florida State Senator Tony Hill; if you have aunts and uncles you love, why not give them a call today 

Auntie's Day® -- as begun by The Savvy Auntie, celebrating those who chose to take on the active role of being an Auntie     

Dia de la Rebeldia -- Cuba (Revolution Anniversary)

Festival of Hathor -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Festival of Sleipnir -- Norse Pagan (date approximate, honored Odin's eight-legged horse, Sleipnir)

Groovy Chicken Day -- don't ask, just enjoy

Heyannir month commences -- Icelandic Calendar (Harvest Month, literally translates "Hay Working")

Independence Day -- Liberia(1847); Maldives(1965)

International Bog Day

Kargil Vijay Diwas -- India (Kargil Victory Day)

National Coffee Milkshake Day

National Tree Day -- Australia

One Voice Day -- readings around the world of the Universal Peace Covenant, sponsored by the School of Metaphysics

Parent's Day -- US   

Racial Desegregation Day -- date in 1944 the US Army ordered training camp facilities desegregated, and the date in 1948 President Truman signed the order integrating the US armed forces

St. Anne's Day (traditional name given to the mother of Mary; Patron of broommakers, cabinetmakers, carpenters, childless people, equestrians, expectant mothers, grandmothers, grandparents, homemakers, horse men, horse women, housewives, lace makers, lace workers, lost articles, miners, mothers, old-clothes dealers, poor people, pregnancy, pregnant women, riders, seamstresses, stablemen, turners, women in labour; Canada; France; Micmaqs; over 20 cities around the world; against poverty and sterility)

St. Joachim's Day (traditional name given to the father of Mary; Patron of fathers, grandfathers, grandparents; Adjuntas, Puerto Rico)

Wonderful Drinks Day -- Fairy Calendar

Anniversaries Today

Signing of the American's With Disabilities Act, 1990
New York becomes the 11th US State, 1788
The United States Postal Service is founded, 1775

Birthdays Today

Taylor Momsen, 1993
Kate Beckinsale, 1973
Jeremy Piven, 1964
Sandra Bullock, 1964
Kevin Spacey, 1959
Angela Hewitt, 1958
Dorothy Hamill, 1956
Susan George, 1950
Roger Taylor, 1949
Helen Mirren, 1945
Mick Jagger, 1943
Dobie Gray, 1940
Stanley Kubrick, 1928
Blake Edwards, 1922
Jason Robards, Jr., 1922
Vivian Vance, 1912
Gracie Allen, 1902
Aldous Huxley, 1894
Carl Jung, 1875
George Bernard Shaw, 1856
George Catlin, 1796

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Alice In Wonderland(Animated film), 1951
The Babe Ruth Story(Film), 1948
"The Bob Howard Show"(TV), 1948
"Young Widder Brown"(Radio), 1938

Today in History

The first recorded women's cricket match took place near Guildford, England, 1745
The birth of what would later become the United States Post Office Department is established by the Second Continental Congress, 1775
The Surrey Iron Railway, often considered the world's first public railway, opens in south London, 1803
In California, the poet and American West outlaw calling himself "Black Bart" makes his last clean getaway, 1878
Premiere of Richard Wagner's Parsifal at Bayreuth, 1882
Publication of the Unua Libro, founding the Esperanto movement, 1887
United States Attorney General Charles Joseph Bonaparte issues an order to immediately staff the Office of the Chief Examiner (later renamed the Federal Bureau of Investigation), 1908*
King Edward VIII, in one of his few official duties before he abdicated the throne, officially unveiled the Canadian National Vimy Memoria, 1936
The Labour Party wins the United Kingdom general election of July 5 by a landslide, removing Winston Churchill from power, 1945
U.S. President Harry S. Truman signs the National Security Act into United States law creating the Central Intelligence Agency, Department of Defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the National Security Council, 1947
U.S. President Harry S. Truman signs Executive Order 9981 desegregating the military of the United States, 1948
Fidel Castro leads an unsuccessful attack on the Moncada Barracks, thus beginning the Cuban Revolution, 1953
Syncom 2, the world's first geosynchronous satellite, is launched from Cape Canaveral on a Delta B booster, 1963
The National Assembly of Quebec imposes the use of French as the official language of the provincial government, 1977
A federal grand jury indicts Cornell University student Robert T. Morris, Jr. for releasing the Morris worm, thus becoming the first person to be prosecuted under the 1986 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, 1989
Mumbai, India receives 99.5cm of rain (39.17 inches) within 24 hours, bringing the city to a halt for over 2 days, 2005
Over 92,000 classified documents detailing incidents related to the war in Afghanistan are released by Wikileaks in the largest leak in U.S military history, 2010
President of France, Francois Holland finalizes a deal with Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara to forgive $4.7 billion dollars in debt incurred by the Ivory Coast when it was a French Colonial Power, 2012
Great Britain announces it will ban gasoline and diesel cars by 2040, 2017
The Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics publishes findings about the observation of a black hole by a telescope in Chile that proved Albert Einstein’s prediction of gravitational redshift, 2018


  1. Loving your Sunday Selections (I did get here) and hope the storm damage was relatively minor.
    Smiling about the purchase of a BIG shampoo bottle too.

  2. I love today's selections and thank you for the name Calladiums, I'd forgotten what they were called.

  3. Love shown in many ways, e.g. in a bottle of shampoo. Beautiful caladiums and flowers. Storms can be scary and damaging.

  4. I love the statue of St Francis of Assisi. Thankfully you're OK from the storm damage. I would have thought a better way of avoiding reversing the car into the hedge would be to remove the hedge!

    God bless.

  5. Love in a shampoo bottle - I'll have t tell hubby about this one. And I too loved the statue of St. Francis.

  6. Yep, someone sure is buying all the lemon water. Those were all fabulous photos today.

  7. I liked all your collections I can't even maintain a plant heheh!

    LOL @ the joke as always

    Have a save caladiumtastic day 😷😷😷

  8. Funny joke and funny story about the lemon water. Beautiful blooms too. :) XO

  9. Yeah, I've got several trees with widow-makers dangling in them. Fortunately, none in any place likely to actually get anyone but still... they're on the never-ending list.

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